The Resource Black Sabbath : symptom of the universe, Mick Wall

Black Sabbath : symptom of the universe, Mick Wall

Label
Black Sabbath : symptom of the universe
Title
Black Sabbath
Title remainder
symptom of the universe
Statement of responsibility
Mick Wall
Creator
Author
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
  • In an era when it seemed possible to measure a band's musical prowess by how 'heavy' they were, they didn't come any weightier than Black Sabbath. This biography tells the story of how they made that dream come true - and how it then turned into a nightmare for all of them. How at the height of their fame, Sabbath discovered they had been so badly ripped off by their managers they did not even own their own songs. How they looked for salvation from Don Arden - an even more notorious gangster figure, who resurrected their career but still left them indebted to him, financially and personally. And how it finally came to a head when in 1979 they sacked Ozzy: 'For being too out of control - even for us, ' as Bill Ward put it. Of course the story does not end there. The next 15 years would see a war break out between the two camps: the post-Ozzy Sabbath and Ozzy himself, whose solo career overshadowed Sabbath to the point where, when he offered them the chance to reform around him again, it was entirely on his terms. Or rather, that of his wife and manager - and, to add a further bitter twist to the tale for Sabbath, daughter of Don Arden - Sharon Osbourne
  • The final word on the only name synonymous with subversive heavy metal - Black Sabbath
Biography type
individual biography
Cataloging source
UKMGB
Dewey number
782.421660922
Illustrations
  • illustrations
  • portraits
  • plates
Index
index present
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
Target audience
adult
Black Sabbath : symptom of the universe, Mick Wall
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Black Sabbath : symptom of the universe, Mick Wall
Publication
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Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
still image
Content type code
sti
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
This volume tells the story of heavy metal band Black Sabbath, a four-piece formed from the ashes of two locally well-known groups called The Rare Breed (Ozzy and bassist Geezer Butler) and Mythology (guitarist Tony Iommi and drummer Bill Ward). World-renowned rock chronicler Mick Wall worked with Black Sabbath, and Ozzy Osbourne, on and off for over 30 years
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Dimensions
22 cm.
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Extent
ix, 379 pages, 24 unnumbered pages of plates
Form of item
regular print reproduction
Isbn
9781409118442
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other physical details
illustrations, portraits (some colour)
System control number
  • (Sirsi) SL1247272
  • (OCoLC)858008210
  • (AuCNLKIN)000052161645
  • (eLGAR).b27836617
  • (Nz)15128011

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